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Renesas Electronics delivers highly automated driving solution kit to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a highly automated driving (HAD) solution kit that delivers high computing performance targeted at automotive functional safety to reduce development time of electronic control units (ECUs). connection to enable the recording of test drive data. The R-Car H3 is also ISO 26262 ASIL-B compliant.

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IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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DriveQuant will also provide a mobile application that can be used as a white-label service and an SDK (Software development kit – iOS or Android) to facilitate the integration of driving analysis services in its customer solutions. The market for services associated with connected vehicles is expanding rapidly. Brief

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Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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It outlines Ford’s plans to accelerate innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

Samsung introduces Samsung Connect Auto connected car solution

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Ltd has introduced a connected car solution, Samsung Connect Auto. Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection to keep passengers online.

Panasonic acquires German software company OpenSynergy; virtualization for integrated cockpit solutions

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance SystemsThe solutions are AUTOSAR- and Bluetooth-compliant.

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IBM and Libelium launch Internet of Things Starter Kit; IPv6 connectivity for any single sensor

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IBM and Libelium , a wireless sensor network hardware provider, released an Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit to enable dozens of sensor applications ranging from monitoring parking spaces or air pollution to providing assistance for the elderly. The Waspmote Mote Runner Developer Kit is available at [link]. for IPv6 connectivity.

Ford takes OpenXC research platform global, engaging local developers for market-specific connected vehicle apps in India

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The CAN translation module is a microcontroller with two connections: one to the CAN bus via the OBD-II port, and one to the host device via USB.


Renesas Electronics delivers 2nd-gen ADAS view solution kit for surround view, electronic mirrors and driver monitoring for autonomous driving

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Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit. The up to eight automotive cameras of the solution kit allow developers to collect data from the environment for sensor fusion, being a necessary step towards autonomous drive. using 1.3

Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies is offering a deep-learning software development kit (SDK). 802.11p, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE).

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KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. Within one stack the modules can be connected in parallel, in series, in series-parallel or in parallel-series. Source: KIT.

Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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At CES, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced “Ford Smart Mobility”—a plan to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Connecting with every customer in a socially collaborative and rewarding way. —Mark Fields. —Mark Fields.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously over 100km interurban and urban route with near-production technology

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Safety V2X Vehicle Systems Networked sensor systems of the S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research vehicle.

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Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Safety Vehicle Systems Click to enlarge. Intel RealSense.

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I pre-laid out these batteries on the floor to guestimate what the connections between the terminals were. The fuel compartment box. Goodnight

Volkswagen investing €3.5B in German plants for e-mobility and digitalization; MEB production, pilot plant for batteries and modules

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labor), the Board of Management announced that the Volkswagen brand’s German plants will develop and produce electric vehicles and components based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). Volkswagen will invest €3.5-billion (US$3.7-billion) investment in the future-oriented areas of e-mobility and digitalization for its German plants.

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Altairnano Launches Application Kit to Increase Adoption of Its Lithium-Titanate Battery Technology

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released an Application Kit designed to give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the ability to apply its advanced lithium-titanate battery systems in a test environment simulating real-world operating conditions. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. The system is scalable to test battery modules in different voltage and amperage configurations.

VW unveils fully autonomous, electric Microbus I.D. Buzz concept at Detroit; all-wheel drive, 270-mile range

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Buzz is built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery Like the compact I.D.

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 820A SoC infotainment and connectivity processors for automotive; expanding automotive investment

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introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE-Advanced connectivity. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., QTIL). Snapdragon 820A.

VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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BUDD-e will not only provide a connection to an interconnected world, but create an interactive interface to its surroundings. e-Mirror.

HERE introduces comprehensive connected driving offering

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HERE, a Nokia business, introduced a connected driving offering including HERE Auto, HERE Auto Cloud, and HERE Auto Companion. The HERE Connected Driving offering will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. HERE Auto is already integrated in Continental’s next generation Open Infotainment Platform. Brief

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

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And we intend to stimulate and grow new connections - a whole lot of them. Open Source Civic EV Kit. Starting right now. Obama on cars.


Airbiquity showcasing connected vehicle solutions at Mobile World Congress; new developer program

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Airbiquity is participating in the GSMA Connected House at Mobile World Congress 2012 as a partner of Vodafone. The GSMA Connected House showcases key industry milestones, the vision for the future, and numerous cutting edge connected solutions over two floors. Brief

Leviton releases first UL-listed 40 Amp, cord-connected charging station for plug-in vehicles

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It features a cord-connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The Evr-Green 400 is compatible with the Evr-Green EVK05 Pre-Wire Installation Kit used with Leviton’s Evr-Green 300 and Evr-Green 320. Brief

Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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The WiTricity power source, left, is connected to AC power. WiT-3300 Development Kit. or 6.6 kW, says CEO Alex Gruzen. Source: WiTricity.

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance”—more power, more driving fun, lower fuel consumption—as the performance kit of the future.

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VW to unveil new electric ID concept model in Detroit

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Volkswagen will present a new I.D. Like the I.D. Teaser image of the new microbus-like I.D. concept to appear in Detroit. Volkswagen says that the I.D.

Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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Redpine Signals has introduced a multi-protocol wireless solution with ultra-low power and a low cost designed to drive the emergence of the connected car. The WaveCombo solution also includes a software development kit (SDK) that includes two hardware boards for end to end testing with OBU and RSU reference designs. It has. Brief

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Savari announces the availability of V2X SDK for safety, mobility and environmental Connected Vehicle applications

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Savari, a provider of V2X solutions for connected vehicles, announced the availability of its next-generation SDK (software development kit), which can be used to implement a range of V2X (vehicle-to-X) solutions. The SDK functionality is compliant with the latest standards from 802.11p, SAE J2735, IEEE 1609.3 and IEEE 1609.2 security.

Southern California Edison to buy 261 MW of energy storage projects; largest grid-connected storage purchase in US

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The fact that SCE far exceeded the minimum amount of energy storage they were ordered to purchase after comparing multiple solutions head to head demonstrates that energy storage can be competitive with other preferred resources on both performance and value, and that it’s now an integral part of the utility planning tool kit in California.

Ford, GM rolling out third-party developer programs for in-vehicle apps

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The Ford Developer Program for open mobile apps provides a software development kit (SDK), technical support from Ford engineers and a developer community to enable utilizing the SYNC connectivity system and AppLink application programming interface (API). —Doug VanDagens, global director of Ford Connected Services.

Renesas and Cohda collaborating on V2V and V2I communications; V2X reference solution available in 2017

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Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the jointly-developed V2X reference solution consisting of Renesas’ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs combined as a starter kit and Cohda Wireless’ software at the ITS World Congress 2016 taking place 10-14 October in Melbourne, Australia. Connected vehicles V2X

Volkswagen partners with D-Wave on quantum computing; CeBIT premiere of research project for traffic flow optimization

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In the first half of 2017, IBM plans to release a full SDK (Software Development Kit) on the IBM Quantum Experience for users to build simple quantum applications and software programs. Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Quantum computing Vehicle ManufacturersCloud-based “IBM Q” quantum systems and services.

Renesas Electronics introduces V2V and V2I communications solutions

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Renesas also delivers development starter kits that will enable system developers to immediately start application software development, leading to significant reductions in the development period for V2X systems. To ease these burdens, Renesas delivers V2X kit solutions that combine either the R-Car W1R or R-Car W2R with the R-Car W2H.

Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance” as the performance kit of the future. hours to fully charge via a 230-V, 10-A connection.

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Automotive Grade Linux releases latest version of open infotainment platform

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AGL is also releasing a software development kit (SDK) that enables rapid application development on the AGL platform. is suited for deploying navigation, communications, safety, security and connectivity. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers HMI StandardsAs part of UCB 3.0, The AGL UCB 3.0 into their production plans.

U-M offers open-access automated cars to advance driverless research

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New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers rapidly to test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground. An open development platform for connected vehicle communications will be added later. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles V2X

Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge. More than 1,500 developers have registered to download the OpenXC software development kit since it became publicly available in January 2013. Earlier post.).

NVIDIA and TomTom developing cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars; DRIVE PX 2

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The NVIDIA DriveWorks software development kit now integrates support for TomTom’s HD mapping environment. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Mapping V2XNVIDIA and TomTom, the Dutch mapping and navigation group, are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars.

Lockheed Martin invests in Peloton Technology and truck platooning

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Lockheed Martin has been a leader in autonomous vehicles for more than three decades, from the pioneering Autonomous Land Vehicle to the cutting-edge Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS), which aims to provide driver assistance and automation to military vehicles in convoys through a multiplatform kit of sensors and control systems.

Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG prepped engines up 350% since 2009; company expanding range offered

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To expand power of choice for our commercial customers, we are offering CNG/LPG prepped engines in additional vehicle nameplates—from the Transit Connect compact van up to medium-duty F-650 models. Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG-prepped engines have jumped more than 350% since 2009, the company said. Brief